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Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:45 am

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Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:45 am

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Post by theFJguy » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:04 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD LITERATURE

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Some parts were translated from a 15th century Syrian manuscript when this work was introduced to Europe around 1700

Kevin Boettcher: 8000+6001=14001
Beth Kitts: 7000-6998=2
Kara Skinner: 11800+6000=17800 (New Champ)

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1,001 Nights (or One Thousand and One Nights or Arabian Nights) (Beth – What is)

Daily Doubles
Kara: 800+1000
Kevin: 10400-6000
Kara: 18000-5000

Coryats
Kevin: 14000
Beth: 7000
Kara: 16400

Combined: 37,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Kevin: 6400
Beth: 3400
Kara: 6000

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Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:04 am

Alex mentioned it was the 8000th episode.

3/5 in '90s NO. 1 HITS - I'll gladly take that and nice the category was completed.

DD2 was Kevin narrowly leading 10400 to 9600 on clue 8 and he went big with $6000. It did not work out.

Kara lost nearly as much on DD3 though worked the buzzer well enough to lead for the FJ! round.

The FJ! clue was a fail for me all around. Speed reading the clue I started writing "Don Q" before seeing enough to put on the brakes. Slowing down I processed "Syrian" to Arabic and wrote "The Rubiyat" to compound my errors missing on years, century, language, spelling, etc. :oops:

The game was easily an improvement over yesterday to close the week on a better note.

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Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:54 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:04 am
The FJ! clue was a fail for me all around. Speed reading the clue I started writing "Don Q" before seeing enough to put on the brakes. Slowing down I processed "Syrian" to Arabic and wrote "The Rubiyat" to compound my errors missing on years, century, language, spelling, etc. :oops:
Well, I feel a lot better about my own miss now. (+1 for the Rubaiyat.)
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Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by mas3cf » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:59 am

@$%#$!!!! I had the right answer and changed it to Rubaiyat. So close to a perfect FJ week.... :(

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Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Robert K S » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:34 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:54 am
(+1 for the Rubaiyat.)
Rubaiyat++

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Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Robert K S » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:56 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:04 am
Alex mentioned it was the 8000th episode.
Math check:

Show # Episode (by air order)
#1 1st
#195 195th (last episode of S1)
#261 196th (first episode of S2)
#455 390th (last episode of S2)
#456 391st (first episode of S3)
#685 620th (last episode of S3)
#915 850th (last episode of S4)
#1145 1080th (last episode of S5)
#1375 1310th (last episode of S6)
#1605 1540th (last episode of S7)
#1835 1770th (last episode of S8)
#2065 2000th (last episode of S9)
...
#4365 4300th (last episode of S19)
...
#6665 6600th (last episode of S29)
#6895 6830th (last episode of S30)
#7125 7060th (last episode of S31)
#7355 7290th (last episode of S32)
#7585 7520th (last episode of S33)
#7815 7750th (last episode of S34)
#8045 7980th (last episode of S35)
+20 games into Season 36 = 8000!

(With the priviso that we are counting episodes, not games, and therefore we do not need to worry about corrections for the "4,000th episode" clip show or the Watson or All-Star weirdness of breaking up games into multiple episodes.)

From the official website, a celebration of 8000:
https://www.jeopardy.com/jbuzz/news-eve ... 0-episodes
166 and 2/3 days
If you saved every episode and sat down to watch them starting on New Year’s Day at noon, you’d finish the 8,000th show 166 days and 16 hours later, at 4 a.m. on June 16. (Yes, a day earlier if it was a leap year.)
Challenge accepted, Jeopardy! Send me the episodes.

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Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Shaquebanisa » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:09 pm

Coryat: $26,600

36 R (2 DDs), 1 W--Missed "lingua franca" in favor of pidgin even though it needed 2 words. Only other neg was saying Van Buren instead of JQA.

FJ--No guess. Trying to associate some kind of literature with the Middle East caused my mind to go blank. Somehow couldn't come up with the correct response or the Rubiyat.

LT: peristaltic waves (said peristalsis, I'm counting it), St. Joseph (DD), names

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Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:11 pm

Today's game is in: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6434

and I gave it a line for 8000th episode

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Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by mas3cf » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:36 pm

Coryat $29200 (it felt way worse than that, but I had a weak J round and stronger DJ)

37 R, 2 W
1/3 DD. Guessed
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pidgin
on the language one. Kicking myself because Molière was TOM and I parsed the clue incorrectly (read it as "speakers of two different languages")
Couldn't get St. Louis out of my head on the Pony Express one.
FJ :( Fell into the Rubaiyat trap.

Not too thrilled with how I ended the week.

On the bright side, I got $4800 worth of Coryat from material I've studied in the past couple of months.

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Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by doihavetoreally » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:53 pm

Hope Arabian nights for FJ is good too. Didn't expect this many misses from the board (so far).
Better than yesterday, still felt below normal (or) lately the average has been very good.
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Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by doihavetoreally » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:58 pm

mas3cf wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:36 pm

1/3 DD. Guessed
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pidgin
on the language one. Kicking myself because Molière was TOM and I parsed the clue incorrectly (read it as "speakers of two different languages")
For DD, I was trying to think of a word (still am, probably pidgin? -but I think it is something else)... Weakly blurted lingua franca. Surprised with the result.
what is Moliere TOM?
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Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by mas3cf » Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:21 pm

doihavetoreally wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:58 pm

what is Moliere TOM?
Moliėre = French --> franca

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Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Ironhorse » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:30 pm

This was one of those where the correct answer came to me right away and I tried not to think too hard about it beyond that... allowing me to salvage a 2/5 week.
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Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:29 pm

Ran 5 Letter Words.

For some reason I blank on "elephant seal" every time it comes up. I know too many types of seals and just can't sort through them in time.

Ended up skunking the 8,000 category. Also 0/5 in Adaptations.

"Easter" was HUGE negbait on Day for $200. Alex didn't specify that the correct response had to end in Y.

Magic Treehouse was my only NHOI in Children's Books.

I thought "Jigsaw" was obscure for the top box.

All but "velcro" in "Cro". Just couldn't come up with anything that was modern and had a "cro" in it. Almost WAGged "crochet".

Can't say that I've heard of Lauryn Hill before.

Syria? Something composite? Uhhh.... 1001 Nights? Yeah, sure, let's go with that. I actually said "Arabian Nights", but some English translations do seem to use that name so I assume it would be accepted.

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Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by econgator » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:32 pm

Robert K S wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:34 pm
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:54 am
(+1 for the Rubaiyat.)
Rubaiyat++
+++

Also, the average retirement last 8000 days? OK ...

I also think that 3 Oranges clue was grossly overvalued as written.

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Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:32 pm

econgator wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:32 pm
I also think that 3 Oranges clue was grossly overvalued as written.
I saw the oranges but didn't think to add the "3" to the correct response so I stayed clam.
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Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by xxaaaxx » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:47 pm

Instaget FJ. I didn't realize it was released in 1700; for some reason I thought it was older.

"Don't say St. Louis, don't say St...damnit". The Pony Express/St. Joseph connection strikes again. When's the last time a contestant got that right?
econgator wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:32 pm
Also, the average retirement last 8000 days? OK ...
~22 years doesn't sound reasonable to you?

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Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Robert K S » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:52 pm

econgator wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:32 pm
Also, the average retirement last 8000 days? OK ...
Just long enough to watch all of Jeopardy! at an episode per day?

https://www.hartfordfunds.com/investor- ... -days.html

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